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Six new lizard species found in Western Ghats


Six new lizard species found in Western Ghats

 

A group of scientists found six new lizard species of 'Dravidogecko' family in the Western Ghats.

Dravidogecko is a small size lizard restricted to wet forests in mid to high elevations.

Six new lizard species of Dravidogecko family have been identified in the Western Ghats by a group of scientists, who claim it to be a significant development as only one species of the genus was known so far.

The study indicates the importance of Western Ghats, the world heritage mountain range traversing the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat, as a “biodiversity hotspot”, the researchers said.